Hot Deals strives to provide the best possible service to its customers and has put the appropriate measures in place to ensure all its staff and suppliers are fully aware of and comply with the Consumer Protection Act. We are committed to operating our business in terms of the requirements of the Consumer Protection Act and our returns policy is aligned therewith.

A customer’s till slip is their guarantee.

Goods will be refunded or exchanged, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, if the goods were defective, unfit for purpose, or failed due to a design or manufacturing flaw. Hot Deals reserves the right to refer returned goods for technical assessment by the manufacturer or authorized service center. Customers are required to present their original tax invoice or till slip or other proof of purchase, (through Smart shopper card).

Please note that it may not be possible to determine in-store whether goods have been damaged or what the cause of a failure or defect may be. Accordingly, Hot Deals reserves the right to refer returned goods for technical assessment by the manufacturer or authorized service center prior to repairing, replacing, or refunding an item and to provide the customer with feedback within 10 business days of receipt of the returned goods and to act accordingly.

If the goods show a defect after the initial 6 (six) month period but are within the manufacturer’s warranty period, Hot Deals may, at the customer’s request send the goods to the manufacturer for repair, and the manufacturer will decide whether you will have a valid claim and if so, whether they will repair or replace as well or whether any charges will be levied in accordance with the terms of the warranty. All goods repaired in terms hereof will carry a further 3 (three) month warranty which runs concurrently with the 6 (six) month period but may serve to extend the warranty beyond the original 6 month period where the 3 months expire after the 6 month period.

If the goods become defective once the manufacturer’s warranty has expired, we will endeavor to arrange with the manufacturer or its agents to repair the goods but bear no responsibility for their failure to do so.

No chargeable repairs will be done without the customer’s approval of a quotation first. If within 3 (three) months after goods have been repaired, the defect persists or a further failure or defect occurs on the repaired component Hot Deals will either refund or replace the component. Customers must keep proof of repairs.

As with all warranties, certain conditions and exceptions apply:

· Please take proper note of any terms or instructions that accompany your goods;

· Goods that show a material manufacturing defect or other material defects within the first 6 (six) months of purchase will be repaired, replaced, or refunded; and

· Defects that develop after six months may be repaired, replaced, or refunded at the manufacturer’s election, and subject to the relevant manufacturer’s policy.

The manufacturer’s warranty will only apply to material defects in the process of manufacturing the goods and will not apply in the following instances:

· damage caused by lightning or power surges;

· damage caused by misuse or abuse to the goods or contrary to instructions and warnings provided on the goods or their documentation;

· goods used for a purpose other than the purpose for which they were intended e.g. commercial use of domestic appliances;

· accidental damage;

· goods that have been altered or physically changed in any way; and

A public regulation prohibits such returns for public health reasons.

Once we have accepted a return and approved a refund, the customer will receive the refund in the same manner as the payment was made.

Perishables and Groceries

A customer’s till slip is their guarantee.

Hot Deals will gladly refund perishable goods should customers not be satisfied with the quality thereof, within the product’s Expiry date and if is in its original packaging. Should a product be defective the product should be brought back to the store in its original packaging.

No returns/refunds/exchanges on cigarettes.

Perishable items cannot be returned due to the fact that a customer had a change of mind in respect of the particular purchased item, this is due to public and food safety regulations.

Clothing

A customer’s till slip is their guarantee.

Hot Deals will gladly refund or exchange clothing items, within a reasonable period of time, should you not be satisfied with the quality thereof.

Hot Deals Online Clothing returns

· This Returns Policy forms part of the Hot Deals (PnP) Online and General Terms and Conditions

· Please note that our delivery agents are not authorized to return goods on delivery unless the reasons for return are in accordance with the Consumer Protection Act (CPA).

· During the Covid-19 lockdown, Hot Deals will extend the “cooling off period” returns to 3 months from the date of purchase, provided the garment has not been worn and has the tags.

· Please present your original tax invoice when returning to stores. This is emailed to you when your order is being processed, or you can get a copy from “my orders” online. You can either print it or show it to the cashier on your phone.

· We are not permitted to issue cash refunds for online purchases with a credit card. Your refund will be processed using the original payment card as specified on your proof of purchase (your Online tax invoice).

· If you are returning a gift and no invoice is available, then you will be refunded via a Hot Deals Gift Card Voucher.

· If the goods show a defect within the initial 6 (six) month period, and no abuse of item is evident, we will access the claim, if the claim is valid we will refund or replace it.

· Markdown items will be refunded or exchanged within 30 days of the markdown sale end date unless there is a quality issue.

Home Shopping

A customer has a general right to return goods (a ‘cooling-off period’) within 10(ten) business days after delivery, without penalty, should the product be unsatisfactory or incorrect.

The customer will be liable for the costs of returning the goods, should it relate to a change of mind purchase.

Refunds will be finalized within 7 business days.

Returned goods must be:

· In its original packaging; and

· In its original condition

Certain conditions and exemptions apply:

No returns will be accepted if:

· Goods have been altered in any way; and

· There is a health risk attached

· Due to public and food safety regulations.